Star Trek Stuff

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William Shatner and frequent uncredited stand-in Bill Blackburn in the “Star Trek” episode “Arena”

For the American television viewing public, it began on a Thursday evening in September of 1966.  September 8th to be specific.  That was the night that “Star Trek” first aired, on NBC.  One has to wonder if the executives at CBS who turned down the chance to air Star Trek who turned it down because they were already working on “Lost in Space;” regret that decision.

In honor of the release of Star Trek Beyond and the fact that Star Trek has been around for so long and is still going strong, here’s some background and trivia about the the Original Series and the films directly connected to that show.  True fans of Trek will know most, if not all of this but it is worth reviewing.

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Does ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ title confirm Gary Mitchell as villain?

Gary Mitchell (Gary Lockwood) is consumed by power in 'Star Trek'
Gary Mitchell (Gary Lockwood) is consumed by power in ‘Star Trek’

J.J. Abrams is taking Star Trek to the dark side.

The big budget sequel to 2009’s Star Trek reboot has a title. According to a report via Trek Movie, the film will be called Star Trek Into Darkness. Paramount Pictures confirmed this would be the title on Monday.

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